Writing Fiction: 3 Reasons To Write In Scenes

A reader asked why I focus on scenes when writing fiction. It’s a good question, because there are many reasons. “Because I’m lazy,” I said. Although I meant it as a joke, it’s nevertheless true. Life’s too short to bend your brain writing a lot of material you’ll toss away in revision. When you focus on scenes, you leave out … Read more

Get Paid To Write A Book: How To Get Ideas For Salable Books

Want to get paid to write a book? If you’re thinking “I can’t write fiction”, that’s OK. Over the past couple of years, fiction ghostwriting has taken off, BUT there are many opportunities and gigs for nonfiction authors too. Let’s begin at the beginning. With buyers. When authors consider nonfiction, they always wonder: who pays for nonfiction books? Get paid … Read more

Trello Tips For Stressed Writers And Authors

Feeling stressed? Let’s look at some Trello tips to help you to manage your writing business. You may not be using Trello to its fullest potential; it’s a simple app, but powerful. Trello can be free, depending on how you use it and it’s one of my favorite business apps. It decreases stress by helping you to feel in control—you … Read more

Marketing For Writers Who Hate Marketing: Resources

I’ve received requests to create a list of my “marketing for writers” books. Apologies. It’s remiss of me not to have created topic-specific lists of my books so that they’re easier to find when you need them. Marketing for writers: four books to help Marketing is a real hassle for many writers. Yes—it’s a hassle for me too, even though … Read more